AMT was created in 1993 by the three McCallum-Toppin brothers. When Alistair arrived in Oxford from Seattle in 1993, one of the first things he noticed was that his craving for real espresso coffee was no where to be found. Therefore, Alistair asked his two brothers Angus and Allan to join him in creating a new, unique, top quality coffee company which they would name after their initials.

Back then as real coffee was not part of every day life, their business struggled. Regardless, the brothers fought passionately to keep their dream alive, believing that one day AMT Coffee would succeed as they were serving the best cup of coffee in the UK.

In 1994 AMT’s first rail site was opened (their third) in Oxford, which was an instant success as commuters, for the first time, could enjoy real gourmet coffee to go.

Two decades on and now based in Knightsbridge, AMT Coffee individually makes tens of thousands of coffees every day through 450 fantastic, customer driven employees, no different than in the beginning- using a double shot of pure espresso, served quickly, at affordable prices, with a smile.

Welcome to AMT Coffee



1993 – AMT Coffee founded by the McCallum-Toppin brothers

1994 – First AMT Coffee rail site in Oxford

1997 – The company headquarters move to London

2004 – AMT Coffee is the first national coffee company to switch to Fairtrade coffee

2006 – AMT Coffee are the first national company to only use organic milk in the UK

2008 – AMT Coffee participated in the largest coffee morning on record at Liverpool Street Station, in association with the Guinness Book of Records, in aid of Macmillan cancer support.

2013 – A brand new and unique rebrand of AMT Coffee image and bars

2015 – AMT Coffee’s new website is launched

2015 – AMT Coffee opens its largest sit-in unit in Scotland